The Eye of the World: Book One of The Wheel of Time

Written by:
Robert Jordan
Narrated by:
Rosamund Pike

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
423
Narrator
70
Release Date
November 2021
Duration
32 hours 56 minutes
Summary
'Rosamund Pike brings a fresh narration to the first book in the beloved Wheel of Time series. At 33 hours, this audiobook is no small undertaking, but Pike's impressive performance leaves listeners wanting more.' —AudioFile (Earphones Award winner)

“Through her smooth, dramatic performance, award-winning actor Rosamund Pike amplifies the new audiobook of book one in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series.” —BookPage

A #1 New York Times bestselling audiobook!

The Wheel of Time is now an original series on Prime Video, starring Rosamund Pike as Moiraine!

This program is read by narrator Rosamund Pike, star of the hit Prime Video original series.

The Eye of the World, the first novel in Robert Jordan's #1 New York Times bestselling epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time®, follows Moiraine Damodred as she arrives in Emond's Field on a quest to find the one prophesized to stand against The Dark One.

The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

When a vicious band of half-men, half beasts invade the Two Rivers seeking their master’s enemy, Moiraine persuades Rand al’Thor and his friends to leave their home and enter a larger unimaginable world filled with dangers waiting in the shadows and in the light.

Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® has captivated millions of fans around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The last six books in series were all instant #1 New York Times bestsellers, and The Eye of the World was named one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.

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Elisa C.

I like this version by Rosamund Pike much better than the other ones. I hope she re-narrates the rest of the series too!

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Mark B.

Rosamund Pike was awesome in her narration of The Wheel of Time. She did all the characters with different voices and it was easy to distinguish them just from her voices. I have listened to other books and they narrators were not nearly as good. I want to listen to the next book, but I know I will be disappointed with the man who narrates the rest of the series. I truly hope Rosamund Pike will do some more of this series. P.S. for people wanting to listen to this that are fans of the TV series, this story is completely different from the show. The producers of the TV show have taken great liberties changing the story from the book for TV.

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Steven Potter

Absolutely beautifully narrated. Wonderful story, and a must listen!

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Jessica M.

I’ve listened to both narrations of this book, and Rosamund Pike’s version is infinitely better than the Kramer/Reading version. Her depictions of the characters are distinct and vivid, and she reads the female characters so that they present as smart and thoughtful, as opposed to the vapid, whiny voices presented by Kramer/Reading.

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Aoife

As my first foray into the audio book experience, I may have already been spoiled. Rosamund Pike reads so well, varying voices and accents, it really pulls you into the story for a fantastic experience.

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Anonymous

Love how they were able to get Rosamund Pike to be the narrator for this edition of "The Eye of The World"

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Anonymous

Loved the book & the narration. Like that Rosamund could do all those voices.

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Anonymous

I really enjoyed this story. Rosamund Pike's narration is incredible. All the different voices for the different characters and how she is able to portray the emotion. She's just an incredibly talented actor and story teller. Sad she isn't narrating the other books but I'm still looking forward to seeing where these character's stories go.

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Prlearn

Read book rather than continue listening to narrator who is more suited to detective noir than this genre.

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Pete W.

Great book. My first fantasy book read as a younger person, and have re-read a few times since.

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Anonymous

This is a wonderful narration. I hope Rosamund Pike will narrate the rest of the series as well.

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Kyle C.

great book.

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Dustin F.

Fantastic read, fantastic narrated journey! Excited for the next audiobook in this series!

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Anonymous

Beginning of the best series I've read

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Desmond

I'm thoroughly impressed with the first book! Rosamund Pike is an awesome narrator and it's unfortunate that the remaining 14 books are not narrated by her. If you are reading this do not watch the show first, it's much different. I have the next book ready to go.

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Robert P.

The opening to one of the best Fantasy works of the 20th century. Ms. Pike’s reading is masterful, however, I have to admit that I prefer Michael Kramer, and Kate Reading’s rendition.

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Charlize M.

I love Rosamund Pike's voice. And exceptional character portrayals. perfect choice of voice for this series of books.

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Vijay D.

Awesome book awesome narration and found a great treasure of a book series. Comes close to LOTR in its originality.

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Kendra K.

Jordan creates a spellbinding world and places the reader in the midst of gorgeous descriptions and gripping adventure. I love that the characters are complex and real, each having their own personal motivations. The narrator does a great job giving a unique voice and personality to each.

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Anonymous

I didn’t finish but it is good. I wanted to watch the tv series up to where I was in the book, but I was shocked how slow passed the book was.

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Josh B.

This version is so much better! I tried listening to the other version and it was dull and jarring. I hope Rosamund Pike does the rest

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John E.

Superb book, superb narration.

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Anonymous

This is way up there in terms of narration with a well written story.

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Nicholas R.

The wheel of time is a complex story but only because there is vastness to what it has to offer. The narrater is amazing.

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Katrina S.

So freaking good. She brings everyone to life in their own way. I usually don’t like audiobooks and I was nervous because I’ve loved these books for 20 years. Rosamond Pike did not disappoint - It was perfect

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Anthony W.

Absolutely as bad as her acting, Kate Reading and Michael Kramer bring life to the characters with their duality.

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James D.

A masterpiece!\r\n\r\nThis is the masterpiece that sprung the Wheel of Time into existence, the third most influential series in fantasy fiction, behind LOTR and Harry Potter.\r\n\r\nThis book alternatively gives me chills or brings tears to my eyes, it’s so good. After downloading it, I nearly spent the next 33 hours listening non-stop, until my wife was literally yelling at me that I needed to, “take those earphones out!” I couldn’t stop listening.\r\n\r\nI was gobsmacked by Rosamund Pikes narrative talents. How a 130 lbs woman can effortlessly sound like a huge warder, or three different farm boys, and then on hair change and sound like a giant ogier is incomprehensible to me. She is an A-list actor, but still. It is impressive to listen to. If you listen closely each of the main characters actually has a distinct voice— it’s subtle, but it’s done so well a vision of each character was conjured for me whenever she did the dialogue.\r\n\r\nJust amazing! I had wondered if I had grown out of this content when the Amazon TV series came out, but I think they just botched that. I could only get through about a half hour of the first show. I think the issue is their changing of plot elements, complete misreading of the tone (it’s more horror than fantasy), and poor casting. What the TV series did was take crayons to touch up a Monet, to make it more clear.\r\n\r\nYou don’t try to fix up a masterpiece, to change it with your own ill-conceived ideas and misconceptions; you present it as truthfully and accurately as you can. Or else you are assuming or claiming that you would have written this better than Robert Jordan, and that is as arrogant as it is certainly wrong.\r\n\r\nI think Jordan would be happy with this presentation of his work, as I was delighted to listen to it.

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Jordon Loeffler

The original narrator to this series was perfect, stop trying to ruin Robert Jordan’s legacy.

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